Cristóbal Martín Luengo was killed very close to his home in the Arangoiti district. His wife and daughters immediately came to the scene to try to help him, but there was nothing they could do to save his life. Cristóbal was taken by ambulance to Basurto Civilian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. One of the bullets ricocheted, causing minor injuries to Julián Pérez Gómez.
In 1997, Cristóbal’s killer, ETA member Joseba Koldobika Begoña Ibarra, was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the murder. He only served nine years before bring awarded conditional parole on grounds of depression.
Cristóbal Martín Luengo, aged 50, was originally from Valderrodrigo (Salamanca), where he was buried. He was married and had three children, aged 19, 17 and 4. He had joined the Civil Guard in 1960, and had been working in Bilbao for twenty years. From 1983 he performed administrative work at the Military Government of Vizcaya.